Friends of North Saanich Parks is a group dedicated to sustaining the ecosystems in North Saanich Parks.
Invasive plant species are taking over our natural ecosystems and limiting biodiversity in North Saanich. We are removing invasive plants to give native plants space to thrive and repair the ecosystems in North Saanich parks.
Our mission is to mobilize volunteers to remove invasive plant species and restore ecosystems in North Saanich parks. As well, we strive to educate volunteers, youth and residents about related ecological matters.
We hope to remove all the invasive plant species out of a series of parks per year as well as support the development of stewardships for these parks.
We have removed 99% of the invasive species from RO Bull Park. In response, the numbers of Trilliums has increased almost 10 times!
In Lillian Hoffar Park, we have removed about 80% of the Daphne and we are hard at work removing ivy and Himalayan blackberry.
Our youth program is primarily centered on Lillian Hoffar Park and Denham Till Park respectively. We also had the 10th Tsartlip scouts work in Quarry Park. We appreciate the help of all youth in our parks.
Anne Zerrath: Executive Director
Marlies Dahler: Operations Facilitator
Janine Morris: Treasurer
Mark Brownlie: Director of Community Relations
Craig Cuthbert: Director of Promotions and Donations
Sharon Hope: Director of Research and Projects
Wendy Picken and Carolyn Affleck: Posters/Design
Lisa Benckhuysen: School Program Coordinator
Dan MacDonald: Website
Marjorie Garside: Member at Large
Ashlee Scanlon: Co-founder - Emeritus Standing
Tom Richards, Adam Deas, Mark Brownlie, Clare Shaw, Christine Richards, Martine Lunke, Craig Cuthbert
Parks We Work In:
Gulf View, Quarry Park, RO Bull Park, Lillian Hoffar Park, Denham Till Park, Green Park, Nymph Point Park and Prentice Pond
We appreciate all your donations, efforts and support!
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